The curious experience of being recognised in public

View from an aircraft window

This is an updated version of a diary entry I wrote in September 2016, shortly after leaving Eden.  After leaving Eden, Raf and I were standing in the airport and utterly uncertain about how we had been received by viewers of the show. Then, someone walked over to Raf and said they thought he was amazing!…

Read More

After Eden

Anton in shallow water

This is an updated version of a diary entry I wrote shortly after leaving Eden, on or around 3 September 2016.  In the aftermath of my departure from Eden, I think I was more in a state of bewilderment than shock. In terms of my state of mind, I went from being prepared and ready…

Read More

Eden, exposed

Anton in Eden

I had no intention of blogging today. My time in Eden is over and it was other peoples experience to share now. But after watching last night’s episode…. Well, where do I start? It’s not exaggerating to say that I felt physically sick during the programme. I found myself shaking with anger, and my partner sat…

Read More

The end of Eden

Anton and Raf illustration

I found it very hard to focus on writing this. My phone has been going all day and I feel completely overwhelmed by everything that has happened since my final appearance on Eden: Paradise Lost aired last night. Overwhelmed in a very positive way, because the support that Raph and I are receiving is unbelievable…

Read More

Eden rules

Anton Wright

Last night’s Eden was intense viewing for everyone, including myself. Eden was a crazy experience that I’m proud to have been a part of, but the episode did make me question that pride. I’m active on social media and enjoy interacting with people so I was amazed, impressed and inspired by the conversation provoked by…

Read More

The calm before the storm

Anton in a hammock

It’s a strange feeling I have at the moment, one of nerves mixed with excitement. Interest in Eden is rising with its apt new moniker Paradise Lost. It’s fair to say that my reception in the first four episodes was much better than I expected, but there is always the worry that it might not…

Read More

It's almost time

Anton's ready, are you?

For almost 18 months I’ve been living in a state of limbo, for those of you that don’t know I was involved as a contributor in Channel 4’s EDEN and finally, just moments ago, the transmission dates have been released. This signals a big change for me, I’ve been living in the shadows waiting patiently…

Read More